Hear R.E.M.’s Previously Unreleased Demo Of “Shiny Happy People”

R.E.M.’s Out Of Time turned 25 this year, and it’s getting a deluxe reissue to celebrate the occasion. The reissue contains a number of unreleased demos, including one for their hit “Shiny Happy People.” This one’s from super early on in the song’s existence, and the version below doesn’t even have lyrics yet. Listen to it via WSJ below.

The Out Of Time deluxe reissue is out 11/18 via Concord Bicycle. Pre-order the 4-disc set here, the 3-LP set here, the 2-CD set here, and a digital version here.

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